SHIVA - Stratospheric Ozone: Halogen Impacts in a Varying Atmosphere


Universität Bremen, Germany (UNIHB)

The Institute of Environmental Physics at the University of Bremen is one of the worldwide leading institutions in the field of atmospheric research and satellite remote sensing. Currently about 100 research scientists, PhD and M.Sc. students as well as technical staff are working at the atmospheric division of the IUP. The IUP is also the scientific headquarter of the satellite missions GOME (Global Ozone Monitoring Instrument) onboard ERS-2 and SCIAMACHY onboard ENVISAT.

Tasks within SHIVA:

  • Coordination of work package 5 (WP-5).
  • Analysis of stratospheric BrO from SCIAMACHY limb observations, with a particular focus on the investigation of the possible impact of high clouds on the BrO retrieval in the TTL. (WP-2) BrO and possibly IO observations in the troposphere will be derived from SCIAMACHY and GOME-2 nadir observations (WP-2).
  • Analysis of SCIAMACHY BrO observations to derive trends and seasonal and inter-annual variability of stratospheric bromine (WP-5).
  • UniHB contributes to the compilation of global VSLS emissions scenarios for further use in global chemical models (WP-3).
  • Chemistry-transport modelling of the stratospheric bromine chemistry to derive inorganic bromine from observed trace gases (WP-4).

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